Aug. 9, 10,11 ENF TECH and UTILITY NEWS
Cellphone locker project designed to encourage family communication
CHILDREN: AMA and American Academy of Pediatrics Both Have Warned Screens Can Cause Obesity, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression in Teens
SCHOOLS: Oregon Legislature Passes SB283 to Study Effects of Wifi Radiation on Children.
SCHOOLS: New York approves school bus-mounted cameras to boost safety
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo authorizing the installation of stop-arm cameras on school buses throughout the state.
- The cameras would serve as a student safety measure by recording drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus displaying a stop sign and stop arm. Drivers caught passing a stopped bus face a $250 fine, those with a second violation in 18 months face an additional $275 fine, and individuals with a third violation in that time frame face another $300.
- Local school district leaders will decide whether to install the cameras on their buses. They would split revenue gained from fines with municipalities. Cities will pay for the cameras and installation.
FCC: Chairman Pai Proposes to Maintain Current RF Exposure Safety Standards
FCC: FCC Rejects Changes to Existing Radiofrequency Exposure Limits
FCC: FCC announces D.C. Circuit Affirms Significant 5G Infrastructure Reforms
FCC: Court Vacates FCC Dereg of Cell Tower-Site Reviews (TRIBES)
FCC: FCC Weighs Broad Changes in Ultra-Wideband Rules
FCC: O’RIELLY RAILS AGAINST BROADBAND ‘SOCIALISM’ —Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly took a jab at broadband infrastructure proposals he deems dead on arrival. Without naming names, O’Rielly, “I know it’s silly season in DC, but any proposal that squeezes out private sector, favors one technology, promotes overbuilding, or pushes greater socialism is nonstarter.” He added that the FCC is “working hard to facilitate private sector broadband deployment to all Americans.” O’Rielly’s broadside came just hours after Democratic presidential contender (D-Mass.) for broadband buildout grants that would cut private telecom giants like AT&T and Verizon out of the bidding. – POLITICO
(Please read the political policy proposals NOT as any endorsement on my part)
5G ACTIVISM CAUTION OPPOSITION
5G: Austrian parliament commissions study on 5G health effects
5G: FCC Proposes No Change to Its RF Standards
Existing Rules Will Apply to 5G Phones and Infrastructure
5G: New Questions Arise About 5G Energy Efficiency as Experts Report Overheating of Base Stations and Phones
5G: IEEE: 5G Base Stations Expected to Use Roughly 3X as Much Power As 4G Base Stations and More Are Needed to Cover Same Area. That Ain’t Eco-Friendly!
5G: When Telecoms Refer to 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers as “Nodes” That Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Emitting Harmful Radiation
5G: A RESIDENT OF GATESHEAD SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE 5G CRIME
5G: The Technocratic State is the Mortal Enemy of the Individual
With the rollout of 5G technologies, which are not any real improvements in communication, an ‘Internet of Things’ will be structured to tie everything together. This is the basis necessary for the physical takeover of all systems, which when implemented, will allow for a completely controlled society. Humans will become simply economic units, and therefore expendable. This dystopian nightmare is just around the corner, maybe only a few years away, and must be stopped before it is too late.
This is not “conspiracy theory” or science fiction. It is now a fact of life. It is being pursued aggressively, and is being accepted more and more by an ignorant and comatose public. If mass resistance is not soon forthcoming, we will risk being doomed to a life of total control in a society consumed by worthlessness.
5G: CenturyLink CEO: Fiber wins over 5G, wireless and hybrid fiber coax
CenturyLink is defining itself as the go-to provider of fiber-based services for business customers, according to CenturyLink CEO Jeff Storey.
Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon, Storey, the former CEO of Level 3, said that CenturyLink would continue to micro-target new fiber builds in additional neighborhoods and cities. CenturyLink sees fiber as the winning hand for its future success, which was evidenced in its recent announcement to deploy 4.7 million miles of new fiber from Corning across the company’s intercity networks in the U.S. and Europe.
5G: Black Hat 2019: 5G Security Flaw Allows MiTM, Targeted Attacks
5G: Forecasters fear threat of 5G wireless rollout
5G: The Feds Try To End the Debate Over 5G Health Concerns—Data Sheet
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It’s the question everyone wants to go away: are 5G wireless networks safe or are they a risk to human health?
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. once more. The FCC announced it would hold its radio frequency exposure limits for cell phones, cellular towers, and other wireless gear at current levels. The use of some new frequencies as part of the 5G rollout did not change the situation, the agency said. After a review of the scientific record and consultations with health agencies, “we find it appropriate to maintain the existing radio frequency limits, which are among the most stringent in the world for cell phones,” Julius Knapp, chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, said. That came backed with excerpted comments from Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. The “available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limit” and “[n]o changes to the current standards are warranted at this time,” Shuren explained in a letter cited in part by the FCC.
That’s also the same conclusion that the scientific association the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, came to back in February, when it completed a review of recommended exposure limits and also Error! Hyperlink reference not valid..
But the announcements are unlikely to end the debate. Worriers can point to a few studies and the decision by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer to classify cellular radio waves as a possible carcinogen back in 2011. And countries like Belgium and Switzerland have delayed 5G networks over health concerns. On the other side, research from the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health, among others, have concluded there are no risks. And so round it goes. The WHO has a vast, new study underway that, perhaps, will offer a more definitive result. For a truly deep dive, check out the page maintained by the National Cancer Institute on cell phones and cancer research.
5G INDUSTRY POLITICS:
5G: 5G Is Safe, FCC Says
5G: Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G won’t work on AT&T and T-Mobile’s fastest 5G networks
The Note 10 5G Plus will be able to use 5G, just not the fastest 5G from every carrier.
5G; Downtown Tucson TV station celebrates the arrival of small cell poles along the sidewalks
5G: China reportedly warns India not to ban Huawei from 5G
5G: Russia’s first 5G zone deployed in Moscow
Ericsson and Tele2 have launched Russia’s first 5G zone in central Moscow on Tele2’s commercial network, setting into motion an agreement they signed in June this year. The non-stop outdoor 5G coverage is live in Tverskaya Street, the busiest part of the Russian capital, stretching between Red Square to Sadovoe Ring.
5G: IEEE CALL FOR PAPERS: Massive Access for 5G and Beyond
HEALTH CENSORSHIP: Terrifying Technofascist Acts Against Health Freedom You’ll Probably Never Learn About
HEALTH MAD SCIENCE: Facebook Closer to Augmented Reality Glasses With Brain Implant That Decodes Dialogue From Neural Activity
The project is the first to decode question-and-answer speech from brain signals in real time
HEALTH MONSANTO: Revealed: How Monsanto’s ‘Intelligence Center’ Targeted Journalists and Activists
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security operates” which monitor the activities of suspected terrorists or others perceived as potential threats to U.S. security.
Apparently, so does Monsanto (now owned by Bayer).
HEALTH: CT scanners & Biometric ID’s – Public-Private Partnerships May Revolutionize Airport Security
(sorry I can’t open it)
PRIVACY: Microsoft has also been a member of the eavesdropping gang – report
SECURITY: 13-Year-Old Encryption Bugs Still Haunt Apps and IoT
RSA encryption has been around for decades. Unfortunately, so have bad implementations that leave it less secure.
SURVEILLANCE: Police Used Streetlamps To Spy On The Public More Than 140 Times
TRANSPORTATION: Amazon transport update: FedEx is severing ties with Amazon as the e-commerce giant builds its own delivery service,. And Amazon is requesting an exemption from FAA regulations so it can do commercial deliveries by drone,
TRANSPORTATION: Lyft CEO: Autonomy is a ‘very long game’
- Autonomous vehicle (AV) development is a key part of Lyft’s future, but it will take a while for the technology to be truly ready for public use, CEO Logan Green said on the company’s .
- Green said that while the company is making great strides on AV research and partnerships, there is more work to be done in what is “a very long game.” AVs are a key part of ride-hailing companies’ path to profitability, something that remains in sharp focus as Lyft saw increased revenues from Q1 to Q2.
- Green believes AVs will first be used for ride-hailing platforms before personal use, which he says will offer a “significant advantage” to the company. Its partnerships with Aptiv and in Phoenix have helped Lyft test AVs in real-world situations and collect data. “It’s the future of the business, but it’s, of course, many years out,” Green said.
TRANSPORTATION: What’s the best role for utilities as EVs proliferate?
SMART CITIES: Emotional response to city design could guide urban planning
Virtual reality and scenario-testing models are being built to help urban planners and architects get real-time feedback about the impact of their designs on mental health, particularly for older people.
As part of the MINDSPACES project, artists and architects first come up with a blueprint for a city square, for example, which can then be turned into a digital simulation. Locals can then ‘see’ what the simulated blueprint looks like by donning a pair of virtual reality (VR) goggles.
“During the VR experience, the (physical) space in which the person will react will interact with the (digital) space,” says Dr. Stefanos Vrochidis, senior researcher at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece.
Users also wear lightweight devices that measure their brain activity, skin response, and heart rate while they explore the virtual space. Using these devices, neurologists then use machine-learning programs to figure out the most pleasant, inspiring or emotionally appealing aspects about the proposed design.
“Based on the emotions, the space will be adapted in real time,” said Dr. Vrochidis. “This means you might walk in the square and you see a bench that you don’t like. And then when you revisit it in the next two seconds the bench is not there, and there is something else.”
UTILITIES: Using electricity at different times of day could save us billions of dollars
“Load flexibility” could shave 15 percent off our peak electricity needs by 2030.
UTILITIES MA: Massachusetts zeroes in on shaving the peak
The state’s latest presentation gives a lot more details on its Clean Peak Standard proposal, as well as shedding more light on the why behind the policy